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A simple proof of a theorem of Albert

Author: M. L. Racine
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 43 (1974), 487-488
MSC: Primary 16A40
MathSciNet review: 0330218
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Abstract: A simple proof is given of the following theorem of Albert: An associative division algebra of degree 4 over its center is of order 4 in the Brauer group if and only if it cannot be written as a tensor product of quaternion algebras.

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